Thursday, April 15, 2021

Samuel Little - America’s most prolific serial killer

Samuel Little was a career criminal, in and out of jail his entire adult life. In 2018, he opened up to a Texas Ranger who questioned him about a killing Little didn’t commit. His DNA linked him to three California killings. It was then when Little began recounting his other slayings. In 2018, the FBI stated that Little "chose to kill marginalized and vulnerable women" who were mainly drug addicts, sex workers and poor."
Little confessed to 93 murders in 14 states between 1970 and 2005. The former boxer used his powerful hands to strangle many of his victims. He died in late 2020 at age 80 in prison. Authorities continue to investigate Little’s claims. They’ve confirmed nearly 60 killings and have no reason to doubt the others.
A month before Little’s death, cops revealed that two women who were slain in Miami during the ‘70s were killed by Little. The number of murders he confessed to, if confirmed, would make him the most prolific serial killer in United States history.